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Business' thriving despite lockdown

Business' thriving despite lockdown

A sad result of the pandemic is the huge number of job losses and shops being forced to close. But some local traders have bucked that trend.

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Looking back at Kent's football grounds

Looking back at Kent's football grounds

A new book features a host of fascinating photographs capturing the glory of the county's football grounds over the decades.

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Kent's links to the Tudors

Kent's links to the Tudors

They lived in castles, built fortresses along the coast and had secret love affairs in our stately homes, the Tudors have a long history in Kent.

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Slave owning vicar's secret kept for 200 years

Slave owning vicar's secret kept for 200 years

An extraordinary act by a vicar from Kent to ensure he profitted from the slave trade reveals an incredible secret hidden for nearly two centuries.

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Kent's musical theatre connections

Kent's musical theatre connections

From Annie Get Your Gun to Hamilton, Kent has incredible links to the world of musical theatre.

Tip of the iceberg

Tip of the iceberg

In Kent's most socially deprived district, we speak to the people who live there to find the stories hiding behind the statistics.

Memories of school in the 1970s and 80s

Memories of school in the 1970s and 80s

From swimming in your pyjamas, BBC Micro computers and Panini football stickers - we take a look back at life in Kent's schools in the 1970s and 80s.

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'They see me as a big sister'

'They see me as a big sister'

A 26-year-old woman from Kent is the legal guardian of 14 Tanzanian children, some from an orphanage which shut and others rescued from the streets.

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Tragic mission of doomed Kent sailors

Tragic mission of doomed Kent sailors

A photo of a man who had died 140 years before featured in newspapers around the world when taken in 1986. This is the story of how it came about.

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On the run: The inmates who escaped our prisons

On the run: The inmates who escaped our prisons

From a people smuggler caught after 28 years on the run, to a burglar found the next day on a stolen bike, here are tales of prison escapes in Kent.

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Kent's lost police stations and what's there now

Kent's lost police stations and what's there now

From blocks of flats to beauty salons and Wetherspoon pubs, several of our county's former police stations now have a new lease of life.

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The 1987 Great Storm in 100 photos

The 1987 Great Storm in 100 photos

Every picture tells a story as we look back through our archive on the anniversary of the storm that devastated Kent.

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Where you can see Kent on Netflix

Where you can see Kent on Netflix

An old prison, a dockyard and a country estate in Kent have all featured in a Netflix series over the years.

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Remarkable history of Kent's workhouses

Remarkable history of Kent's workhouses

Chances are you drive by a former workhouse every day - we take a look back at the grim reality for generations of the county's poorest people.

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Kent's hospitals then and now

Kent's hospitals then and now

Take a look back in time and fast forward to the present as we go back into the archives to look at Kent's hospitals through the ages.

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How Kent nearly lost its Garden of England title

How Kent nearly lost its Garden of England title

Everybody knows Kent is The Garden of England but most people have forgotten about the time we nearly lost our prestigious crown to the North.

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The best places to find fossils in Kent

The best places to find fossils in Kent

Young and old alike are fascinated by fossils - but just where in the county are the best places to find them?

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Meet the 400,000-year-old resident of Kent

Meet the 400,000-year-old resident of Kent

A speculative dig on the county's gravel pits once led to an amazing discovery about the early history of mankind and the company they kept.

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Mixed vs single sex schools

Mixed vs single sex schools

A school head's view that single sex education is best has opened up a familiar debate.

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The tale of the evil woman who drowned a child

The tale of the evil woman who drowned a child

Frances Kidder was the last woman to be hanged in public after being found guilty of the murder of her step-daughter.

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